Pain in the ankle or foot can be recent or acute, long lasting or chronic. Common causes are ankle sprain or strain, trauma, sports injury, or poor and improper foot and ankle balance or alignment. Walking the dog and slipping on the street or sidewalk can injure the ankle and foot. Foot pain can be the result of misalignment, inflammation, or damaged muscles and ligaments. Another possible cause is achilles tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, diabetic neuropathy, or stress fractures.
It is common for people to “turn” their ankle during walking, jogging, running, sports activities or wearing unable high heels. There are three “grades” of ankle sprains.
Grade One is mild and responds quickly to our treatment recommendations. Within 1-2 weeks the injury will heal
Grade Two is moderate and takes longer to heal. However, now with the modern modality called “cold laser,” the grade two sprain can heal twice as fast. 2-4 weeks compared to 6-8 weeks.
Grade Three sprains are severe, unstable ligament damage, and may require surgery.
Our doctors on Staff will examine, and X-Ray your ankle to determine the grade of ankle sprain and decide which treatment option is best for your injury. An MRI image of your ankle may also be ordered by our doctors if more detail is necessary.
Treating Ankle injuries
- Cold laser therapy
- Gentle adjustments and mobilization
- Ultrasound treatments
- Myofascial release technique
- Therapeutic exercises
- Postural analysis
- Electrical muscle stimulation
- Home foot and ankle stabilization exercises
- Nutritional recommendations
- Foot-ware and/or orthotic advice
Set up your free Consultation with our doctors If you are suffering from foot and/or ankle pain, or experienced an injury to the foot and ankle, call for a complementary consultation with the Doctor to determine if we can help your type of foot/ankle condition. (703) 491-8888